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Prince Lobel Presents: Social Media and the Law of the Workplace
September 15, 2010
Social media websites are now used for much more than connecting socially. More and more, blogs and websites like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and especially LinkedIn, are used to connect to business professionals, announce events and generate attendance, share information, capture customer data, and even drive
However, these same websites can also distract staff, create privacy and security concerns, exposing your organization to potential liability, and putting at risk your business information and reputation.
Over the past few years, as the courts and legislatures have begun to grapple with these issues, an emerging body of law and best practices has developed for dealing with an ever-increasing social media-savvy workforce.
Join us as we explore how social media intersects with the law of the workplace. We will discuss several recent cases and their implications for employers, highlighting, among other issues, such topics as:
- When can employers monitor employee usage of social media at work and when should they?
- What are the benefits and risks involved in employer-sanctioned use of social media?
- To what extent can employers be liable for the social media activity of their employees?
- What information can employers learn about applicants from social media and can they use that information?
- How and when should companies create social media policies and what should these policies say?
Join Prince Lobel employment attorneys in this interactive program as we explore these and other issues concerning social media in the workplace.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
8:00 – 8:30 AM – Networking
8:30 – 10:00 AM – Program